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RE: Let's talk about ICANN

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Mon Dec 12 09:05:32 2005

> I'm surprised that I've yet to see any mention here on NANOG about the
> Internet Governance Forum discussions that were held at the WSIS /
> United Nations summit in Tunisia a few weeks ago.  From my reading of
> the various articles, it appears that the EU together with some
> developing nations wanted to wrest "control of the Internet" away from
> the US and ICANN. Was everyone unaware of this, or were you just
> counting on Vint Cerf to talk sense into the delegates from the other
> countries?
> <
> 8-1028_3-5959117.html>
> Then there was ICANN's sudden delay of discussion/approval of .xxx:
> <>
> followed by their approval of .asia:
> Is anyone here paying any attention to any of this?
> jc

I'm on the 2006-2009 NRO Address Supporting Organization Advisory Council
( ( and was at the Vancouver meeting. There were
quite a few people from the NANOG community at the ICANN meeting in Vancouver.

I would think that ICANN is off topic for NANOG?